Park System by the Numbers

Heron Lakes Golf Course
Portland Parks & Recreation has demonstrated excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development, and agency recognition.
Total Parks System Acres11,670
Developed Parks154
Built Acres (includes developed parks, golf courses, PIR)3,637
Natural Areas Acres7,890
Undeveloped Acres142
FY 2020-2021 Adopted Budget$334m
Employees and Volunteers
Employees - Full Time574
Employees - Part Time and Seasonal2,282
Volunteers - Annual Hours Contributed410,218
Volunteers - Positions (FTE) Represented by Hours197
Community and Art Centers14
Indoor and Outdoor Pools12
Golf Courses6
Motorsports Raceway1
Baseball/Softball Diamonds122
Basketball Hoops221
Community Garden Sites59
Community Garden Plots2,593
Miles of Regional Trails157.8
Off Leash Dog Areas38
Picnic Areas (Reservable)96
Restrooms (Permanent)391
Skateboard Parks8
Tennis Courts120
Community Needs Survey (2017)
Percent of Portlanders who visited their park at least once last year94%
Percent of Portlanders rating the overall quality of their parks as good or excellent86%
Percent of Portlanders who participated in at least one recreation program last year40%
Percent of Portlanders rating the quality of their experience as good or excellent85%